50% of men no longer play football with their mates – Here’s the solution

by Mystical Mike

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

1st September: As football fans across the country enjoy the start of the season, a new survey by The FA has revealed a staggering 54% of guys aren’t enjoying regular kick-abouts with their friends.

On average, men feel compelled to hang up their boots due to a wide range of reasons including work commitments (37%), friends dropping out the game (20%) and the arrival of children (19%). One in ten men also admitted that pressure from their partner has led to them retiring before their time. UK Football Finder aims to get people playing again.

The website has already orgainized over 250,000 trials and is designed to inspire adults to play regular, accessible football in any form from Sunday League to Premier League.

Supporting the findings, Sport England has identified that one of the biggest groups hanging up their boots are young men aged 16-19 years old, who should be enjoying some of the best years of their grassroots football careers.

With the new UK Football Finder scouting camps already underway a grass roots revolution is well and truly underway.

Come and watch the UK Football Finder X1 vs The Jamie Lawrence Academy, 3rd Sept, 3pm at Colliers Wood FC.

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